John Milton & Seventeenth-Century Culture

Introduction | Early Years | Italy & the 1640s | Civil War | Paradise Lost etc.
Milton's Reputation | Further References

Italy, European Intellectual Life, and the Pamphlet Wars of the 1640s

miltonHugo Grotius, 1583-1645; Willem de Groot, 1597-1662, ed.
Hug. Grotii Poemata, per Guil. Grotium denuo edita, aucta, & emendata.
Lugduni Batav.: apud Hieronymum de Vogel, 1639. Contemporary red morocco, gilt.

miltonMilton's Florence
Georg Braun, 1541-1622, and Franz Hogenberg, c.1536-1588,
"Florentia,"
from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber I
Frankfurt: Braun and Hogenberg, [1572]. John Osman Collection of Braun & Hogenberg.

miltionMilton's Rome
Georg Braun, 1541-1622, and Franz Hogenberg, c.1536-1588, "Roma,"
from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber I
Frankfurt: Braun and Hogenberg, [1572]. John Osman Collection of Braun & Hogenberg.

miltonMilton's Naples
Georg Braun, 1541-1622, and Franz Hogenberg, c.1536-1588,
"Neapolis,"
from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber I
Frankfurt: Braun and Hogenberg, [1572]. John Osman Collection of Braun & Hogenberg.

miltonAriosto's Orlando Furioso
Lodovico Ariosto, 1474-1533.
Orlando furioso di M. Lodovico Ariosto, tutto ricorretto, & di nuove figure adornato.
Edited by Girolamo Ruscelli and with a life by Giovan Battista Pigna.
In Venezia: heirs of Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1580. Modern vellum, gilt.

miltonTasso's Gierusalemme Liberata, I
Torquato Tasso, 1544-1595.
La Giervsalemme liberata di Torqvato Tasso. Con le figure di Bernardo Castello, e le annotationi di Scipio Gentili, e di Giulio Gvastavini.
Genova: [G. Bartoli] 1590. Engraved title page and plates by Agostino Carracci and Giacomo
Franco. Old citron morocco binding, paned sides, and gilt leaves.

miltonTasso's Gierusalemme Liberata, II
Torquato Tasso
Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme liberata, poema heroico del S.Torquato Tasso, nel quale sono state aggiunte molte stanze leuate, con le varie lettioni; & postiui gli argomenti, & allegorie a ciascun canto d'incerto auttore. Con l'aggiunta de' cinque canti del sig. Camillo Camilli, & I loro argomenti, del sig. Franceso Melchiori opitergino.
In Vinegia: heirs of Francesco de' Franceschi, 1600. Disbound; bookplate of James H. Hammond. Gift of John Shaw Billings.

miltonGalileo and Freedom of Thought
Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642; Carlo Manolessi, fl. 1659, ed..
Opere di Galileo Galilei . . . In questa nuoua editione insieme raccolte, e di varij trattati dell' istesso autore non più stampati accresciute.
19 pts. 2 vols. Bologna: per gli hh del Dozza, 1655-56 [v.1, 1656]. Contemporary calf.
Bookplates of Edward Lord Suffield and Thomas Clifford Allbutt.

miltonMilton and the Phlegraean Fields
Georg Hofnagel,
"Oriens Mirabilium Sulphureorum Motum apud Puteolos (Campos Flegreos . . . Neapolitanae),"
[heading on verso: "Forum Vulcani, vulgo Solfataria" ]
from Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber Tertius
Frankfurt: Braun and Hogenberg, [1581]. John Osman Collection of Braun & Hogenberg.

miltonVisiting the Sibyl's Cave
Georg Hofnagel,
"Antrum Sybyllae Cumanae,"
from Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber Tertius
Frankfurt: Braun and Hogenberg, [1581]. John Osman Collection of Braun & Hogenberg.

miltonThe young Milton as a European poet
John Milton,
Poems of Mr. John Milton: both English and Latin, compos'd at several times Printed by his true copies. The songs were set in musick by Mr. Henry Lawes . . . Printed and publish'd according to order.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at the signe of the Princes Arms in Pauls Church-yard, 1645. First edition. Lacking portrait. Purchased for the library by the Thomas Cooper Society, 1996.

miltonReligious controversy, I: Milton's first published prose work
John Milton,
Of reformation touching church-discipline in England: and the causes that hither-to have hindered it; two bookes written to a friend.
[London]: Printed for Thomas Underhill, 1641. Bookplate of F.E. Smith, Viscount Birkenhead.

miltonReligious controversy, II: the debate over episcopacy
[John Milton],
"Poscript,"
in Smectymnuus redivivus: being an answer to a book, entituled An humble remonstrance, in which the original of liturgy, episcopacy is discussed: and quaeries propounded concerning both: the parity of bishops and presbyters in Scripture demonstrated, the occasion of the imparity in antiquity discovered, the disparity of the ancient and our modern bishops manifested, the antiquity of ruling elders in the church vindicated, the prelatical church bounded composed by five learned and orthodox divines.
London: John Rothwell, 1660. Later three-quarter calf. Bookplate of Moses H. Grossman.

miltonReligious controversy, III
A directory for the publique worship of God, throughout the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Together with an ordinance of Parliament for the taking away of the Book of common-prayer: and for establishing and observing of this present directory throughout the kingdom of England, and the dominion of Wales. Die jovis, 13. martii, 1644.
London: printed for E. Tyler [etc.] 1644 [1645]
bound with: An ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the more effectuall puting in execution the Directory for publique worship: in all parish churches and chappells within the kingdome of England and dominion of Wales.
[London]: Printed by T. W. for Ed. Husband, Printer for the Honourable House of Commons, 1645.
Contemporary brown calf. Label of Hannah Gosling and signature of Maud Downing, 1919.

miltonPolitical controversy, I
Leycesters Common-wealth: Conceived, Spoken And published with most earnest protestation of all dutifull good will and affection towards this Realme; For whose good onely it is made common to many.
N.p.: n.p., 1641. First published in 1584, with title: The copie of a leter, vryten by a master of arte of Cambridge, to his friend in London. Engraved portrait of Leicester. Alfred Chapin Rogers Collection.

miltonPolitical controversy, II
William Prynne, attrib., 1600-1669,
Tom-Tell-Troth, or A free discourse tovching the murmurs of the times, directed to His Majesty, by way of humble advertisement.
London: printed in the yeere 1642. Wing T 1786. Later tree-calf.

miltonDomestic controversy, I
John Milton,
The doctrine and discipline of divorce : restor'd to the good of both sexes, from the bondage of canon law, and other mistakes, to the true meaning of Scripture in the law and gospel
compar'd: wherein also are set down the bad consequences of abolishing or condemning of sin, that which the law of God allows, and Christ abolish not: now the second time revis'd, and much augmented, in two books: to the Parliament of England, with the Assembly.

London : [n.p.], Imprinted in the year 1645.

miltonDomestic controversy, II
Daniel Featley, 1582-1645.
"The Epistle Dedicatory,"
in his The dippers dipt. Or, The Anabaptists duck'd and plung'd over head and eares, at a disputation in Southwark. . . . a large and full discourse . . . with an application to these times.
London: Nicholas Bourne and Richard Royston, 1645. Contemporary calf.

miltonThe transatlantic links of English Puritanism
John Cotton, 1584-1652.
The way of the churches of Christ in New England. Or the way of churches walking in brotherly equality, or co-ordination, without subjection of one church to another. Measured and examined by the Golden Reed of Sanctuary. Containing a full declaration of the church-way in all particulars.
London: Printed by M. Simmons, 1645.

miltonThe 1640s and the English radical tradition
John Reeve, 1608-1658, and Lodowick Muggleton, 1609-1698,
A remonstrance from the eternal God: declaring several spiritual transactions unto the Parliament, and commonwealth of England, unto . . . Lord General Cromwell, the council of state, the council of war and to all that love the Second Appearing. . . . Printed in the Year, 1653. And Re-Printed.
[London]: 1719.

miltonThe pamphlet wars and the freedom of the press
John Milton,
Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton For the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing, To the Parlement of England.
London: Printed in the Yeare, 1644. First edition. Modern marbled calf, gilt.

 

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